I have this thing with ruins… and in Baden-Wurttemberg you can find a stunning ruin of a church: All Saints’ Abbey. The ruins are located in a stunning piece of nature, namely the Black Forest (Das Schwarzwald). The colors of nature peep beautifully through the holes in the church, offering the perfect backdrop in every season. I highly recommend visiting this ruin on your trip through Germany!

Practical information

All Saints’ Abbey is located in the Black Forest in Baden-Wurrtemberg, close to Baden-Baden and Strasbourg. The Black Forest is a lovely destination for a holiday and I would highly recommend exploring more of this area than just the church ruins. The ruins are indicated in German as Klosterhof Allerheiligen. A visit to the abbey is free, it is not fenced off, so you can visit all day! We visited in June 2022 in a weekend during the middle of the day. It doesn’t get really crowded, but I found it a bit too crowded for a droning video. With a bit of patience you can take good “empty” pictures though. There is a parking close to the abbey, which is free, but parking spots are limited. You might have to wait for a spot a little bit. If you dedicate 1,5 hours of your time, you can also visit the little waterfalls which are indicated with signs. There is also a little “village” with a restaurant next to the church ruins.

Pictures of All Saints’ Abbey

All Saints’ Abbey is such a beautiful spot, with the light peeping beautifully from behind the mountains. Its location is incredibly serene and relaxed. I loved the deep greens that were present in summer time, but I have seen pictures with fall colors and snowy winter pictures as well. It seems perfect to visit in these seasons as well.

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